Choose this emphasis if you have a strong interest in climate and climate variability, weather analysis and forecasting, and/or human-environmental impact assessment.  

You can study such topics as severe local storm environments, mitigation of severe weather in an emergency management setting, weather patterns that lead to floods and droughts, global and local climate change.  Students also have the opportunity to cross-train in geospatial techniques such as cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS).  Learn more about the course work for our master's degree. 

Your education will go beyond the classroom with research opportunities and extracurricular activities, including the Ball State Storm Chase Team and Gamma Theta Upsilon.